MIRABELA GALLERY

Artist Biography

Mirabela Varga is a contemporary impressionist who specialises in palette knife fine art and creates vibrant paintings, bold in colour, rich in texture and deep in content. Currently working full-time from her studio in Ocean Shores, NSW Australia. 

Her subjects range from floral textured canvases to iconic scenery, lane ways and cityscapes to popular coastal views and stunning abstract pieces. She is a much sought after commission based artist working in all sizes, colours and collaborates well to bring her client's request to the foreground of any art piece.
Mirabela's work is widely recognised around the world with private collections held in the UK, Hong Kong, Barcelona, California, Europe and Australia. 

Mirabela's background and academic studies in business, tourism, acting and healing therapies have all been contributing factors in her development as a deeply inspired palette knife artist.

Mirabela's discipline into palette knife art began when she met her mentor Saadi Al Murayati in September 2009, whom she continued to train with for a duration of four months before being guided to launch her own business selling her much sought after paintings.
Mama Studio was created in March 2010 as a dedication to her mother who she enthuses 'taught me to see the world through the eyes of my heart'. Her mother, Olivia Varga, had passed away in the beginning of the year that Mirabela's training as a palette knife artist began.
Mirabela understood that this was a gift from her mother, beyond time and space, as a thank-you for being her carer for the last 14 months of her life. Having become a mother herself in 2013, she can truly understand how important it is to nurture imagination and encourage creativity in everyday life.
"Today and everyday, I thank my beautiful partner, Matty, who is a dedicated father to our son, for his consistent loving support and devotion to living an inspired life together".

Mirabela shares that her inspirations and creativity come from her daily experiences but mostly from the mysterious. Her surroundings are her biggest inspirations. Painting is her gift to this world and shares "it gives me the opportunity to collaborate with so many wonderful people in the name of art to bring joy, wonder and excitement to eachother's lives for having met and joined for a brief period in time, if not for a lifetime."

The dimensional depth and vibrancy in Mirabela's paintings reflect her depth in feeling about the exploration of living a life of Truth, 'our external world is a reflection of our inner world'. For this reason alone Mirabela's paintings are known to stimulate your imagination and evolve with you, sometimes finding something new or never seen before even years after hanging your painting.

Mirabela's philosophy is that art should be accessible to everyone and believes that having a painting on your wall is akin to a symbol of healing through creativity. "In giving we receive - the more you give, the more you have" is another reason why she continuously returns to the easel.
Established in 2009, 'Mama Studio' has slowly evolved into 'Mirabela Gallery'. A real-time online gallery that continues to provide quality art direct to the art-collector from the artist herself, Mirabela. ​If there was ever a time to start or continue investing in original Mirabela paintings. It is Now.


CV

Solo Exhibitions

"Highlights" The Butter Factory, Sunshine Coast, Australia 2017
"Light Emerging" 4DVerse, St.Kilda, Melbourne, Australia 2015

"Rebirth", La Cultural de Art, Barcelona, Spain 2012
"Reflections" Renaissance Art Space, Brussels, Belgium 2011

Group Exhibitions
Gallery#9, The Como, South Yarra 2016 
Gallery#9, Abbotsford Australia 2015

The Pantechnicon Gallery, Daylesford Australia 2010
Stardust Art Gallery, Prahran Australia 2010

Awards
Oak Hill Award, 2015 Highly Commended
Arup Cash Prize, 2012 Non-Aquisitive

Live Painting Invitations
Hobson's Bay Art's Society, 2015
LK Property Group Launch, 2014
Baby Tree Projects Charity Auction, 2011
Carnaval de Rua Samba Cine Club, 2011
Tourism Victoria Prospectus Launch, 2010
Private Wedding, 2010

TV Appearances as Mirabela 
Postcards, 2016
The Block, 2013
Coxy's Big Break, 2010


Art Shows
Red Hill Art Show, 2016
Somers Art Fair, 2015

CamART, 2014
Somers Art Fair, 2014
Camberwell Art Show, 2013
Casey Art Show, 2013

Donation of Paintings to raise funds:
Alex L.Orbito www.pyramid4light.org Philippines
Raising funds for kids undercover
BabyTree Projects & BeeKeeper Co.
Alfred Road Kindergarten
Ella Shepherdson Preschool
Somers Kindergarten
Somers Primary School

Member of Glen Eira Artists' Society, 2015